Gabriele Wetzko

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Gabriele Wetzko
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Gabriele Wetzko in 1970
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for  East Germany
Summer Olympic Games
Silver 1968 Mexico City 4×100 m freestyle
Silver 1972 Munich 4×100 m freestyle
Silver 1972 Munich 4×100 m medley
European Championships
Gold 1970 Barcelona 200 m freestyle
Gold 1970 Barcelona 100 m freestyle
Gold 1970 Barcelona 4×100 m medley
Gold 1970 Barcelona 4×100 m freestyle

Gabriele Wetzko (born 24 August 1954 in Leipzig) is a former German swimmer. Born in Leipzig, East Germany, she competed for East Germany in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics. She is the divorced wife of Wilfried Hartung.[1]

At the 1968 Olympics she competed in the 200 m, 400 m and 4×100 m freestyle events. The 4×100 m freestyle East German team of Gabriele Wetzko, Uta Schmuck, Gabriele Perthes and Roswitha Krause won a silver medal.[1]

At the 1970 European Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, she won four gold medals: in the 100 m[2] and 200 m freestyle,[3] as well as in the 4×100 medley[4] and 4×100 m freestyle relays.[4]

At the 1972 Olympics she competed in the 100 m freestyle, 4×100 m medley relay and 4×100 m freestyle relay, where her team, once again, won the silver medal.[1]

In 1973, she completed her swimming career and began studying for a medical degree, later receiving a degree in economics as well.


  1. ^ a b c "Gabriele Wetzko". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Swimming European Championships Women: 100 m Freestyle". Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Swimming European Championships Women: 200 m Freestyle". Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  4. ^ a b "Swimming European Championships Women: 4 x 100 m Medley Relay". Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

External links[edit]

  • Kluge, Volker. Das große Lexikon der DDR-Sportler (in German). ISBN 3-89602-348-9.